In accordance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and applicable state law, American Leadership Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other classification protected by law, in any of its business and educational programs and activities.
American Leadership Academy prohibits discriminatory practices and advocates dignity and respect of every student and staff member. Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination by a student, staff member, or third party may file a grievance under the procedures outlined below.
American Leadership Academy is committed to providing a safe school environment free of harassment of any kind. Sexual harassment is a violation of state and federal law, is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated
Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment by a student, staff member, or third party may file a grievance with the Title IX Coordinator (also referred to as the “Coordinator”) by following the procedures detailed below. The Title IX Coordinator will promptly investigate the complaint, and, depending on the nature of the alleged harassment, may report the incident to law enforcement for independent investigation.
Procedure for Filing Grievance:
Grievances should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator. Complainants are encouraged to report their grievance in writing; however, reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist the Complainant with submission of his or her complaint. The report should include details of the alleged discriminatory conduct or basis for complaint, the names of the parties involved, when and where the offensive conduct occurred, and the name and address of the person filing the complaint.
Upon notice of a complaint alleging discriminatory behavior, including, but not limited to sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator or his/her designee shall conduct a thorough investigation. The interested parties shall have an opportunity to submit relevant evidence and witnesses, if applicable. The Coordinator will maintain confidentiality as required by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and will make every effort to keep the investigation and the parties thereto, including witnesses, confidential, except as necessary to carry out the investigation.
The investigation and a written decision will be completed no later than 30 days after the grievance has been filed. If additional time is needed, the Coordinator will communicate such to the Complainant.
The person filing the grievance may appeal the Coordinator’s decision by writing to the Board of Directors of American Leadership Academy within 15 days of receiving the decision. The Board of Directors shall issue a written decision within 30 days of receipt of the appeal.
If it is determined that discrimination or harassment occurred, American Leadership Academy will take appropriate and reasonable steps to end the harassment/discrimination and to prevent its recurrence.
American Leadership Academy will not tolerate discrimination or retaliation against any student who files a good-faith grievance of discriminatory conduct, or against any individual who participates in the investigation of a complaint.